Oohhs and Aahs
We move one classroom over in the block to share the stories and masks created by the students at Summit Charter School. Rejoice joins in, reading the stories and demonstrating the use of the hand puppets to her students. We are particularly intrigued by the family story that led to the creation of Raggedy Ann and Andy (Erin recalls dressing up in homemade Halloween costumes of these characters as a child). There is no doubt that the children enjoy these projects. They are instantly enamored with the masks, wearing them during class and taking them outside, with permission, at break. The students struggle, however, with the stories and it proves to be a challenge to get them settled and focused enough to write their own. We will return to work with this class again next week.